Nooner Tours (Wednesday & Friday)
Join a docent for a 30-minute, in-depth look at an aspect of the museum’s collections or something special happening in the galleries. Enjoy a different topic each week. Included in general admission.
Meet in the first level elevator lobby of the Hamilton Building.
October 22 & 24: Maurice de Vlaminck: The Wild Beast
Experience sight and sound together in this week’s tour on painter Maurice de Vlaminck, a dynamite personality whose work was inspired by bold colors and brash instruments.
October 29 & 31: Albert Bierstadt and the American Sublime
The West was the future of the Post-Civil War era. Albert Bierstadt painted its sublime views of the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast during this period of Western expansion.
November 5 & 7: Symbolism in Jewelry, The Berger Collection
Portraits in the Berger Collection portray sitters who wear jewelry to signify social status, marital status, or allegiance to the monarch.
November 12 & 14: Pre-Columbian Gold Adornments
Explore examples of gold adornments by Pre-Columbian artisans.
November 19 & 21: Portraiture and Identity
Photography & Vision: The Influence of Joyce and Ted Strauss reveals the myriad ways photographers have used the portrait to convey the identity of a sitter, of a social group, or of themselves.
November 26 & 28: Matisse and Friends: Henri Matisse and Color
Explore Henri Matisse’s expressive use of color.
December 3 & 5: Mary’s Jeweled Crowns
Crowns made for statues of Mary by Mexican silversmiths combined elements of Old and New World styles. These crowns provide ample evidence of the skills of the indigenous silversmiths.
December 10 & 12: Matisse and Friends: Andre Derain’s Cityscapes
André Derain painted a series of cityscapes, modeled on the highly successful views of London by Claude Monet, but in Derain’s own style, showing nature as fixed, eternal, and complex.
December 17 & 19: Matisse and Friends: Dufy and Marquet
Dufy and Marquet took a trip to Trouville in 1906 and painted joyful scenes of that French seaside resort.
December 24 & 26: Elaine de Kooning, Bullfight
Explore the life and times of one of America’s leading modern artists.
December 31 & January 2: Impressionism’s Timeless Appeal
It's all about the artist's impression of reality, light, and atmosphere, utilizing surprising colors, visible brush strokes, and everyday subjects, to reveal a new conception of art.